Great list for filmmakers to find funding in Africa. Submit your project to international grants that specifically fund African film. It’s easy, just see the grants’s requirements and then enter the documents they require to fund your film.
Hubert Bals Fund
The Hubert Bals Fund is designed to help remarkable or urgent feature films by innovative and talented filmmakers from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe on their road to completion.
Deadline: 28 July
The Alter-Ciné Foundation
The Alter-Ciné Foundation offers $10,000 to filmmakers born and living in Africa, Asia or Latin America with a documentary project in your native language that fits in with the aims of the Foundation.
Deadline: 14 August
WorldView Development Fund
Currently only established programme makers/media producers/production companies may apply. Individual producers are not excluded from applying to the Fund, but are encouraged to approach established production companies to umbrella their projects.
Deadline: 26 September
The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation For Documentary Photography & Film
Mirroring the mission of our foundation and themes covered in our still photography grants, we invite documentary film makers around the globe to share their human interest stories and submit their “Short-Short” documentary film projects highlighting human unrest, forgotten communities, over-expl
Deadline: 30 October
Hot Docs: Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund
The $1-million Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund helps enable more African documentary filmmakers to tell their own stories and contribute to a new generation of the African documentary community.
Deadline: 1 December
CrossCurrents Doc Fund
The CrossCurrents Doc Fund is an international production fund that fosters storytelling from within communities whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented or marginalized.
Deadline: 14 February
Slamdance Writing Competition
The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant.
Deadline: 18 February
World Cinema Fund Production Grant
Together with the Federal Foundation for Culture and in cooperation with the Goethe Institute, the Foreign Ministry and German producers, the World Cinema Fund works to develop and support cinema in regions with a weak film infrastructure, while fostering cultural diversity in German cinemas.
Deadline: 24 February
Visions Sud Est Fund
The Swiss fund visions sud est supports film productions from Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe and guarantees their distribution in Switzerland.
Deadline: 27 February
The Fledgling Fund
Fledgling sees storytelling as a lever to improve the lives of the most vulnerable. We know that a strong filmmaking vision and a beautifully crafted film are essential.
Deadline: 1 March
To Raise Film Funding from Grants and Investors, you always need a Film Business Plan, see what it includes at http://www.filmdaily.tv/funding/film-business-plan